CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3179/6/5/3
TitleThat we should reach for the sky
Extent7 leaves
DescriptionAddress delivered ?at the start of Gala Week, 18 April 1956, encouraging students to 'reach for the sky' and realise their ambitions. Uses analogies of famous inventors to show that apparently unrealistic ideas can be realised, with conviction and hard work. Asks 'in this wonderful age of scientific discovery and development, how is it that we find the world, politically speaking, in such a mess. May it not be that we are failing to reach for the sky in the realm of ideas ?' and cites international relations with Russia and the Middle East as examples. Reminds her audience of the aims of the university's Gala Week and suggests that 'if we spent as much time and money on the improvement of human relations as we do on scientific research, what might we achieve ?'
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